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Historic school will become community center

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VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) –A historic school in Brooks County will soon be converted to a community center.

The Barney Colored Elementary School was built through the Rosenwald School Building program in 1931.

For nearly thirty years, it served the area's African American children.

The Morven Rosenwald Alumni Association applied for and received a $40,000 grant from National Trust For Historic Preservation and Lowe's to restore the historic building.

"One of the things we were concerned about is the number of people in this community and surrounding communities," said Gerald Golden, the Morven Rosenwald Alumni Association President. "We feel could help them get a better understanding of technology."

Once construction is complete, the building will serve as a multi-purpose community center with computers, mentoring programs, and a library. If you would like to donate or volunteer, conatct Gerald Golden at (229) 775-2941 or by email at gold_bar@windstream.net.

Click here for more information on Rosenwald Schools Initiative.

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